North Central Florida Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

The True Value of an AC Warranty

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Let’s face it, we put a lot of strain on our air conditioners throughout the year. We marvel at the fact that our northern neighbors have air conditioners that are 20 years old, while ours can barely manage 15 with the sheer amount of cooling they’re tasked with doing. It’s so important that everyone in our area who has the luxury of utilizing an air conditioner’s warranty keep doing so for as long as possible.

Though, did you know that warranties provide a little bit more than just money savings? They can be a great incentive towards keeping your air conditioner in good condition. We’ll talk a bit today about why it’s so vital that you get a warranty on your AC installation in Gainesville, FL. Remember, do everything you can to avoid voiding that warranty, and call us if you need help.

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AC: Our Guide to Repair

Monday, November 9th, 2020

How has your air conditioner been functioning this year? Regardless of how excited you are to finally give it a little rest for a few months, we do live in Florida, which means that those pesky repairs and inefficiency problems will come back a lot sooner than you think. Instead of ignoring those problems as we head into a mild winter, why not get them addressed?

AC repair in Alachua, FL can be an important service that keeps your system running smoothly year after year. Any repair issue that needs to be addressed now could end up compounding into something worse down the line.

Our team is the one to choose when it comes to limiting costs, inefficiencies, and repair needs. We’ll get your system set straight and keep you happy for longer. Keep reading to find out why.

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Your Yearly AC Report Card

Monday, October 26th, 2020

It’s that time of year again! Another brutal summer has come and gone, and while we might still be dealing with a few hot days to come, the worst of it is over. So, how exactly did your air conditioner do? If you’re unsure as to how to answer that question, then don’t worry, we’ve got the solution for you. It’s time to give your air conditioner the grade it deserves!

So, from A to F, we’re going to grade your air conditioning system for the past year and see where we can go from there. This system should make it fairly obvious if you need help with your air conditioning in Gainesville, FL. Or, if your system is running perfectly, then you really shouldn’t have any problems at all!

Either way, we’re here to help. Just keep reading.

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Are You Having Trouble with Condensation?

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Sure, we all know what condensation is, but not every homeowner knows what it has to do with air conditioning. Condensation is one of the key processes that your system’s refrigerant goes through in order to disperse heat outside of your home. Condensation is also what happens to the moisture in your air when temperatures drop and the water vapor turns back into liquid form. Basically, some air conditioners have an easier time dealing with condensation than others.

Noticing the signs of condensate problems can be a good signal that your air conditioner needs AC repair in Newberry, FL. Water that’s improperly condensed or that’s condensed at the wrong temperatures and pressure can even become ice if you’re not careful. Let’s avoid that kind of outcome by talking about how condensation relates to the cooling process.

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If You Hear This Noise: Call Us

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Noises are everywhere. The hard part is figuring out which noises warrant a call to a professional HVAC provider and which ones don’t. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had some sort of blog post that could outline what noises are worth calling for help about, and which ones weren’t? Luckily, that’s exactly what we’re aiming to provide for you today.

Our company doesn’t just provide air conditioning repair in Lake City, FL, we also provide information on this blog for homeowners that need help. When it comes to air conditioners making obnoxious noises and signaling the need for repairs, we’re all over that topic.

So, keep reading as we dive into some of the more insidious noises that an AC system can make. We’ll even go over the ones you don’t need to be concerned about so you can relax about the normal noises.

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Professional Installation Is Key

Monday, August 31st, 2020

We are always baffled by homeowners who think their family member can install a new air conditioner. With how expensive, important, and complicated these systems are, it’s always a bad idea to have someone that’s not licensed and certified perform this type of work. Notice how we didn’t say sometimes, we said always.

Sure, having a family member install your air conditioner, or hiring an amateur that lives down the street is definitely cheaper than professional service. We won’t argue that. What we will argue is that cheaper doesn’t always mean better results—and often you’ll be making up for the rest of the cost and more down the line.

AC installation in Gainesville, FL is an important process. It’s responsible for setting your AC up for the next 10-15 years of its life. Any hiccups, flaws, or errors in this process is going to lead to expensive fixes and headaches that you’d probably rather avoid.

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Quick Fixes: Changing Your AC’s Air Filter

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Air conditioners have air filters that are meant to keep dust and debris out. This isn’t just for our own personal health, although it doesn’t hurt, it’s supposed to keep the coils of your AC clean from contaminants. Contaminants can cause the coil to become damaged which would ruin the effectiveness and efficiency of your cooling. So, long story short—replace your air filter today!

The next question you’re probably asking is—how do I replace the air filter in my AC? That’s a great question and one that we’re more than happy to answer for you!

Changing the air filter in your AC can be a great way of staving off air conditioning repair in Gainesville, FL. Follow along as we go through a step by step guide on how to change the air filter. We promise that you’ll be an expert at this by the time you’re done!

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AC Technology: Then and Now

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Back in the day, all you needed was a window unit air conditioner and a family friend to help you install it. While we might remember those days with fond nostalgia, the way we dealt with heat was pretty pathetic. When the worst heatwaves hit us, we’d just have to deal with it or suffer the exorbitant energy bills to come while our window units barely cooled our homes down. Luckily, we don’t live in this world anymore.

AC technology has come a long way since then. Air conditioning in Gainesville, FL especially has become more environmentally friendly, efficient, and effective at cooling our entire homes. This is important because it means you can no longer just hire a family friend to take a look at any problems in your system. You’ll need the help of a trained professional!

So, what big leaps have air conditioners taken in the past two decades? Let’s investigate.

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3 Things You Should Never Do to Your AC

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Air conditioners, while being durable and able to last far into their second decade of life, are delicate on the inside. It’s always a bad idea as a homeowner to open up your air conditioner and take a look inside. This can void your system’s warranty and also make things worse since only a trained and certified HVAC technician has the tools and experience to make sure nothing is broken or scratched when taking a look inside.

While we’re shining a light on some of the things not to do as a homeowner, we’ve decided to talk about the three most common things we see homeowners do that they shouldn’t. It’s always better to call a professional for AC repair in Gainesville, FL when you start to detect that something is wrong. Do yourself a favor and avoid further damage to your system by reading our list and avoiding these three things.

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What to Do with a Clogged Condensate Drain

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Ductless air conditioners really are becoming more popular in our area. While that’s generally good news, since we love these systems and the fact that they’re perfect for many homeowners, they aren’t without their own set of problems. Just like any other air conditioning system, problems can be mitigated, but it’s becoming increasingly important for homeowners to be vigilant and up-to-date on all the knowledge about their home comfort systems.

So, today we’re focusing on a lesser-known part of the ductless air conditioning system, the condensate drain. All air conditioners have this component, but what makes the ductless system different is that the condensate drain can run behind the drywall, running from the wall-mounted air handlers to a condensate pan. As the air is cooled, moisture condenses from the air and must be deposited through a drain system. When these drains clog, you’ll find yourself flooded with problems and will be calling our team for help with your air conditioning in Lake City, FL.

Don’t worry, keep reading and we’ll get into detail about what’s required to fix this type of problem.

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